The entire Indianapolis Ballet family is passionate about making this timeless art form accessible to all members of the Indianapolis community – and your donations are what allows us to further that mission. Currently, there are two major campaigns we hope you will consider supporting:
The Indianapolis School of Ballet Education Fund is vital to our outreach programs that benefit children across Indianapolis. This annual fundraising campaign for the Indianapolis School of Ballet (formerly known as Raise the Barre) supports the Indy Ballet Classrooms program with Indianapolis Public Schools and provides tuition assistance for current students, salaries that retain excellent teachers, and ongoing support for needed capital improvements.
The Indianapolis Ballet General Fund will drive forward the success of Indianapolis Ballet, the first professional resident company based in Indianapolis in over a decade. This campaign will establish Indianapolis Ballet in the community and build a foundation for success during the new company’s crucial early years.
A gift to these two major campaigns is an investment in the future of ballet in our community, the Indianapolis cultural landscape and the lives of our students.
Click the buttons to go directly to the donation page for each of these important fundraising campaigns, and continue to the menu below to learn more details on all the ways you can provide your support to Indianapolis Ballet and Indianapolis School of Ballet – including details on gifts from Indianapolis Ballet for annual donations of at least $50 and more perks at various giving levels.
Donations to the Indianapolis School of Ballet Education Fund and Indianapolis Ballet General Fund of at least $50 include a few “thank you” gifts that will display your support – a lapel pin, window cling and t-shirt, all featuring the new “IB” logo – and recognitions in residency programs and on Indianapolis Ballet’s website and social media channels.
In addition, donations at select levels will include behind-the-scenes experiences and exclusive events with Company dancers in our studios, at residency performances and in the community. These rewards are designed with two goals in mind:
* ensuring your contribution goes towards funding these vital programs to the fullest extent possible
* expanding a community of supporters that will assist in establishing world-class ballet performances and instruction in Indianapolis for future generations to enjoy
As part of that collaboration with our donors, we appreciate your feedback and encourage you to reach out Director of Development Cindy Taylor at email@example.com or 317-955-7525 with any questions or comments.
2019/20 INDIVIDUAL GIVING LEVELS
|Individual Giving Level||Annual Donation Level||Monthly Donation Level|
|Balanchine Society||$10,000 & above||$833 & above|
|Danilova Society||$7,500 to $9,999||$625 to $832|
|Verdy Society||$5,000 to $7,499||$416 to $624|
|IB Ambassador||$2,500 to $4,999||$208 to $415|
|IB Sustainer||$1,000 to $2,499||$83 to $207|
|IB Patron||$500 to $999||$41 to $82|
|IB Enthusiast||$250 to $499||$21 to $81|
|IB Friend||$50 to $249||$8 to $20|
* All giving levels come with an “IB” lapel pin, window cling & t-shirt and recognitions in residency programs and on the Indianapolis Ballet website & social media channels
* Contributions of all sizes make a difference! Indianapolis School of Ballet is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations are tax-deductive to the amount allowed by law.
* Behind-the-scenes experiences and exclusive Company events include:
Balanchine Society: Perks at below levels, plus an intimate, private dinner with the Company dancers and IB Artistic Staff
Danilova Society: Perks at below levels, plus a framed piece of artwork commemorating a 2019/20 Season main-stage residency, to be autographed by the entire Company and Artistic Staff
Verdy Society: Perks at below levels, plus invitations for you and a guest to attend special Happy Hour at the Barre! in-studio rehearsals and receptions at Indianapolis Ballet studios during 2019-20 Season (through April 2020) and all “Dancing with the Masters” classes in 2019-20
IB Ambassador: Perks at below levels, plus an autographed pair of pointe shoes from your favorite Company dancer and invitations to all Residency technical rehearsals and pre/post-performance receptions (TBD depending on Residency)
IB Sustainer: Perks at below levels, plus an invitation for you and a guest to one (1) Residency technical rehearsal and pre/post-performance reception (TBD depending on Residency)
IB Patron: Perks at below levels, plus access to an exclusive area with complimentary refreshments during intermissions at all Residency performances
IB Enthusiast: Perks at below level, plus invitation for you and a guest to attend one (1) “Dancing with the Masters” class at Indianapolis Ballet studios in 2019-20
IB Friend: Access to discounted tickets to 2019 production of The Nutcracker at the Murat Theatre during an exclusive pre-sale window in Summer 2019
Indianapolis School of Ballet advances professional ballet and dance education in our community through world-class training and dynamic performances provided in a culturally diverse environment designed for the continual physical, intellectual, emotional, and artistic growth of all dancers.
Tuition and fees account for just 44% of the total costs for ISB to provide outstanding training for our students, resources to host exceptional performances and support behind our community outreach programs that aim to make a difference for youths in Indianapolis. We depend on the generous contributions of foundations, corporations and individuals to bridge the gap.
Your gift to the 2019/20 Indianapolis Ballet Education Fund (previously known as the Raise the Barre campaign) provides tuition assistance for current students, support for the Indy Ballet Classrooms program with Indianapolis Public Schools, salaries that retain excellent teachers, ongoing support for needed capital improvements as well as financial stability for today and security to assure our mission continues well into the future.
Please consider a gift to the 2019/20 Indianapolis Ballet Education Fund to provide support for the yearly fiscal needs of Indianapolis School of Ballet.
Since the inception of the Indianapolis School of Ballet in 2006, the vision for Indianapolis Ballet, Inc. has been to launch a professional ballet company on the solid foundation of a successful school.
With that dream becoming a reality via the launch of Indianapolis Ballet across 2017-18, supporting the company’s incredible gifts of artistry to the community is vital to seeing IB not just survive, but thrive in these crucial early years. Your donation to the Indianapolis Ballet General Fund will go towards salaries for the twenty talented professional dancers in the company, costs associated with the world-class productions they bring to life here in the Circle City and covering general operating costs.
Click the button below to donate via Qgiv.com.
Visit the “Company” section of IndyBallet.org for more details on the exciting return of professional ballet to the Circle City.
Indianapolis Ballet invites “friends of IB” to join in celebrating its first full artistic season during its Annual Gala Celebration, to be held on Saturday, April 6, at The Cabaret in downtown Indianapolis.
Enjoy performances by and mingle with the professional dancers bringing world-class ballet to the Circle City, delight in delectable food, and dance to live music, all while supporting the Indianapolis Ballet General Fund that will provide the foundation for the company in the coming years.
Ticket information for individual seats and full tables of ten will be made available in January 2019. For more information, including how to become a sponsor of Annual Gala Celebration, please contact Indianapolis Ballet Director of Development, Cindy Taylor, at 317-955-7525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate partners are as important as the bond between two dancers in a performance. Take pride in the unique opportunity to develop the next generation of talented dancers. We tailor our sponsorships to create benefits to advance your business goals, including live performance experiences, fun social occasions, and high-profile brand visibility.
Learn more about how you can become a corporate sponsor by reaching out to Director of Development Cindy Taylor at email@example.com or 317-955-7525 with any questions.
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We consider our volunteers to be important ambassadors for ISB. As someone with “backstage” knowledge of our organization, you are uniquely positioned to share with the community not just our work, but the effects our work teaching ballet has on the students, and the effects the performances can have on people who see them –no matter their age.
ISB relies on countless volunteers to help us do everything from keeping kids organized before, during, and after performances; to ironing costumes; to helping orient new parents to the organization; to sewing ribbons on pointe shoes at the last minute. If you are interested in volunteering for the ballet, please click here for more information on how you can make a difference in our community!